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1
  • AgLearn Learning Just Got Easier!

2
Agenda
  • New AgLearn Utilization Requirement
  • AgLearn Background
  • Advantages of AgLearn Online Training
  • SkillSoft Online Learning
  • Accessing the SkillSoft Catalog
  • Awareness Communication
  • Questions and Answers

3
AgLearn Utilization Requirement
  • Effective May 2, 2008, all USDA personnel are to
    use AgLearn as their primary training tool
  • Agencies must first review previously purchased
    online training in AgLearn to verify that the
    course is not available prior to buying
    equivalent classroom training or other on-line
    instruction.

4
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn is recognized as the leading learning
    management system (LMS) across Government
  • OPM Golearn has recognized AgLearn as their most
    cost effective LMS
  • Selected by industry peers for 2007 Plateau
    Insights Award. Finalists included USDA, BBT
    bank, Emirates Airlines, and Computer Associates

5
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn is the official system of record for all
    training
  • AgLearn provides employee training records to OPM
    every 2 weeks
  • AgLearn has over 140,000 users
  • AgLearn provides technical and administrative
    support to over 1,700 Agency AgLearn
    Administrators

6
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn provides total training management
    services
  • Employees can
  • Access training records
  • Register for classroom courses
  • Participate in online training
  • Request external training with electronic SF-182
  • Manage their IDPs
  • Supervisors can
  • View subordinate records
  • Assign training to subordinates
  • Coordinate subordinate IDP activities
  • Approve SF-182 requests
  • Generate training reports for subordinates

7
AgLearn Background
Available AgLearn Online Courses 3,000
SkillSoft Courses 800 Video Courses (Leadership
Development Channel) 200 Environmental Safety
and Health Courses Key Volume Statistics 1,617,000
online course completions since inception 82,276
online Discretionary courses completed or in
progress in FY08 2,500 3,000 SF-182s processed
each month 40,000 Individual Development Plans
(IDPs) in AgLearn
8
Advantages of Online Training
  • Training pre-paid as part of Enterprise Agreement
  • No travel costs, loss of productivity
  • Can be completed any time, any place
  • Can be completed at the learners pace
  • Can be used to prepare for certification
  • Take just enough just in time

9
Online Learning Courseware
Estimated titles, 01-11-08. New titles added
monthly.
10
Support for Mission Critical Skills
  • Over 100 certifications supported, such as
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • CompTIA
  • ITIL
  • Six Sigma
  • PMI
  • Hundreds of courses qualify for CPE and college
    credit
  • PMI
  • NASBA
  • HRCI
  • ACE

11
IT Professional Courseware
Web Design Macromedia Design Tools Dreamweaver
MX Flash MX Fireworks MX Adobe Go Live
5 Illustrator 9.0 Scripting Languages Javascript X
ML DHTML VBscript
Ent. Database Systems Oracle 11i Oracle
10g Oracle 9i Systems and Database
Design Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Microsoft SQL
Server 2005
Internet Network Cisco Cisco CCNA CCNP Cisco
CCDA/CCDP Certification CCSP ISC
2 Data/Telecom Wireless Communications Security
Solutions
OS Server Technologies CompTIA A 2006
Essentials 2006 IT Technician 2006 Remote
Support Technician 2006 Depot Technician 2003
Core Hardware 2003 Operating System Server
2005 Microsoft .Net Server
Software Development Java 2 Programming Microsoft
.NET Software Development Tools Generic
Languages Software Programming Fundamentals Softwa
re Development Principles
Project Effectiveness Project Mgmt. IT Project
Mgmt. Project Integration Project Scope Project
Cost Mgmt. Project Quality Project Communication
Project Risk Mgmt. Project Procurement Team
Leading Team Participation Virtual Teams
12
Desktop Courseware Collection
  • SkillSoft Desktop Courseware Collection
  • Computing fundamentals for non-technical
    corporate users
  • Coverage of major operating systems and desktop
    applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Lotus and
    others
  • Email, Groupware and Internet use

Miscellaneous Seagate CrystalReports Adobe
Acrobat Palm OS Palm PC Netscape
ECDL Basic IT Concepts Managing
Files Spreadsheets Database Presentation
Lotus Notes 6 Notes 5 Notes Mail Calendar TeamRoom
Personalizing Notes Remote mail iNotes
Microsoft Windows 2000 Windows XP Office
2007 Office 2003 Office XP Office 2000 Front
Page Visio Vista Project Internet Explorer
13
Software Simulation
14
Business Skills Courseware
Finance, HR Administration
15
Depth of coverage on key topics
  • Supporting Employees thru Change Courses (3)
  • Beginning the Change Process
  • Managing thru the Change
  • Incorporating Change into Your Organization
  • Simulations (2)
  • Supporting Employees thru Change Simulation
  • Supporting Teams thru Change Simulation
  • Blended Learning Toolkit (1)
  • Managing Change Blended Learning Toolkit

16
Business Skills Roles Plays, Simulations and Job
Aids
17
Federal Subject Areas in Legal Compliance
Collection
  • The No Fear Act
  • The US Constitution
  • Accessibility and 508 Awareness
  • IT Security Awareness
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Safety
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)
  • Federal Budgeting Process
  • Government Ethics
  • Proper Use of Government Credit Cards
  • Human Resources Flexibilities
  • Retirement Planning for FERS and CSRS
  • Gifts and Conflicts of Interest
  • Travel and Political Activities

18
Environmental, Safety Health Course Collection
  • 100 courses
  • For OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA and IATA requirements
  • Independent 3rd party validation
  • Sample topics
  • First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Defensive Driving
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Emergency Disaster Preparedness
  • HAZWOPER

19
SkillSoft Six Sigma Resources
  • SkillSoft Six Sigma Courseware
  • Six Sigma Awareness 1 course
  • Six Sigma Green Belt 17 courses
  • Six Sigma Black Belt 44 courses
  • Six Sigma Champions 4 courses
  • SkillSoft also supports Green Belt and Black Belt
    Lean Six Sigma
  • Recertification
  • Recertification guidelines permit learners to
    obtain 9 of the 18 required recertification units
    (RU) via e-Learning
  • See the AgLearn Splash page for more information

20
PMP Certification Preparation Courseware Sample
21
Sample Courseware for New Supervisors
22
Sample Courseware for Writing Skills
23
Sample Courseware Aligned to OPM ECQ Leadership
Competencies
24
Sample Office 2007 Courseware
25
Leadership Development Channel
  • Best-in-class video content, live and on demand
  • Best-selling authors and CEOs
  • A management tool to drive team learning and
    one-on-one coaching

26
Accessing the SkillSoft Catalog
  • Become familiar with AgLearn
  • Search for courses by title or by course ID
  • Use the catalog to browse for courses
  • Launch a course and complete a course

27
Awareness Communication
  • Emails
  • Association Outreach
  • AgLearn Welcome Pages
  • Pop-Up Resource Reminders
  • USDA Training Community Outreach
  • Briefings to local USDA training coordinators
  • Newsletter to USDA training and AgLearn community
  • Semi-annual Strategic Conference for training and
    Aglearn community

28
FY08 Online Survey Results
  • 1 Responses for importance to job were nearly
    equally split between Essential (8,158
    responses) and Very Useful (8,403 responses)

29
  • Questions and Answers

30
Thank You!
Visit us at www.aglearn.usda.gov and see how
Learning Just Got Easier!
Stan Gray Stanley.Gray_at_usda.gov
Kathy Fallow Kathleen.Fallow_at_usda.gov
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Title: AgLearn Learning Just Got Easier!


1
  • AgLearn Learning Just Got Easier!

2
Agenda
  • New AgLearn Utilization Requirement
  • AgLearn Background
  • Advantages of AgLearn Online Training
  • SkillSoft Online Learning
  • Accessing the SkillSoft Catalog
  • Awareness Communication
  • Questions and Answers

3
AgLearn Utilization Requirement
  • Effective May 2, 2008, all USDA personnel are to
    use AgLearn as their primary training tool
  • Agencies must first review previously purchased
    online training in AgLearn to verify that the
    course is not available prior to buying
    equivalent classroom training or other on-line
    instruction.

4
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn is recognized as the leading learning
    management system (LMS) across Government
  • OPM Golearn has recognized AgLearn as their most
    cost effective LMS
  • Selected by industry peers for 2007 Plateau
    Insights Award. Finalists included USDA, BBT
    bank, Emirates Airlines, and Computer Associates

5
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn is the official system of record for all
    training
  • AgLearn provides employee training records to OPM
    every 2 weeks
  • AgLearn has over 140,000 users
  • AgLearn provides technical and administrative
    support to over 1,700 Agency AgLearn
    Administrators

6
AgLearn Background
  • AgLearn provides total training management
    services
  • Employees can
  • Access training records
  • Register for classroom courses
  • Participate in online training
  • Request external training with electronic SF-182
  • Manage their IDPs
  • Supervisors can
  • View subordinate records
  • Assign training to subordinates
  • Coordinate subordinate IDP activities
  • Approve SF-182 requests
  • Generate training reports for subordinates

7
AgLearn Background
Available AgLearn Online Courses 3,000
SkillSoft Courses 800 Video Courses (Leadership
Development Channel) 200 Environmental Safety
and Health Courses Key Volume Statistics 1,617,000
online course completions since inception 82,276
online Discretionary courses completed or in
progress in FY08 2,500 3,000 SF-182s processed
each month 40,000 Individual Development Plans
(IDPs) in AgLearn
8
Advantages of Online Training
  • Training pre-paid as part of Enterprise Agreement
  • No travel costs, loss of productivity
  • Can be completed any time, any place
  • Can be completed at the learners pace
  • Can be used to prepare for certification
  • Take just enough just in time

9
Online Learning Courseware
Estimated titles, 01-11-08. New titles added
monthly.
10
Support for Mission Critical Skills
  • Over 100 certifications supported, such as
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • CompTIA
  • ITIL
  • Six Sigma
  • PMI
  • Hundreds of courses qualify for CPE and college
    credit
  • PMI
  • NASBA
  • HRCI
  • ACE

11
IT Professional Courseware
Web Design Macromedia Design Tools Dreamweaver
MX Flash MX Fireworks MX Adobe Go Live
5 Illustrator 9.0 Scripting Languages Javascript X
ML DHTML VBscript
Ent. Database Systems Oracle 11i Oracle
10g Oracle 9i Systems and Database
Design Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Microsoft SQL
Server 2005
Internet Network Cisco Cisco CCNA CCNP Cisco
CCDA/CCDP Certification CCSP ISC
2 Data/Telecom Wireless Communications Security
Solutions
OS Server Technologies CompTIA A 2006
Essentials 2006 IT Technician 2006 Remote
Support Technician 2006 Depot Technician 2003
Core Hardware 2003 Operating System Server
2005 Microsoft .Net Server
Software Development Java 2 Programming Microsoft
.NET Software Development Tools Generic
Languages Software Programming Fundamentals Softwa
re Development Principles
Project Effectiveness Project Mgmt. IT Project
Mgmt. Project Integration Project Scope Project
Cost Mgmt. Project Quality Project Communication
Project Risk Mgmt. Project Procurement Team
Leading Team Participation Virtual Teams
12
Desktop Courseware Collection
  • SkillSoft Desktop Courseware Collection
  • Computing fundamentals for non-technical
    corporate users
  • Coverage of major operating systems and desktop
    applications from Microsoft, Adobe, Lotus and
    others
  • Email, Groupware and Internet use

Miscellaneous Seagate CrystalReports Adobe
Acrobat Palm OS Palm PC Netscape
ECDL Basic IT Concepts Managing
Files Spreadsheets Database Presentation
Lotus Notes 6 Notes 5 Notes Mail Calendar TeamRoom
Personalizing Notes Remote mail iNotes
Microsoft Windows 2000 Windows XP Office
2007 Office 2003 Office XP Office 2000 Front
Page Visio Vista Project Internet Explorer
13
Software Simulation
14
Business Skills Courseware
Finance, HR Administration
15
Depth of coverage on key topics
  • Supporting Employees thru Change Courses (3)
  • Beginning the Change Process
  • Managing thru the Change
  • Incorporating Change into Your Organization
  • Simulations (2)
  • Supporting Employees thru Change Simulation
  • Supporting Teams thru Change Simulation
  • Blended Learning Toolkit (1)
  • Managing Change Blended Learning Toolkit

16
Business Skills Roles Plays, Simulations and Job
Aids
17
Federal Subject Areas in Legal Compliance
Collection
  • The No Fear Act
  • The US Constitution
  • Accessibility and 508 Awareness
  • IT Security Awareness
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Safety
  • Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA)
  • Federal Budgeting Process
  • Government Ethics
  • Proper Use of Government Credit Cards
  • Human Resources Flexibilities
  • Retirement Planning for FERS and CSRS
  • Gifts and Conflicts of Interest
  • Travel and Political Activities

18
Environmental, Safety Health Course Collection
  • 100 courses
  • For OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA and IATA requirements
  • Independent 3rd party validation
  • Sample topics
  • First Aid
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Defensive Driving
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Emergency Disaster Preparedness
  • HAZWOPER

19
SkillSoft Six Sigma Resources
  • SkillSoft Six Sigma Courseware
  • Six Sigma Awareness 1 course
  • Six Sigma Green Belt 17 courses
  • Six Sigma Black Belt 44 courses
  • Six Sigma Champions 4 courses
  • SkillSoft also supports Green Belt and Black Belt
    Lean Six Sigma
  • Recertification
  • Recertification guidelines permit learners to
    obtain 9 of the 18 required recertification units
    (RU) via e-Learning
  • See the AgLearn Splash page for more information

20
PMP Certification Preparation Courseware Sample
21
Sample Courseware for New Supervisors
22
Sample Courseware for Writing Skills
23
Sample Courseware Aligned to OPM ECQ Leadership
Competencies
24
Sample Office 2007 Courseware
25
Leadership Development Channel
  • Best-in-class video content, live and on demand
  • Best-selling authors and CEOs
  • A management tool to drive team learning and
    one-on-one coaching

26
Accessing the SkillSoft Catalog
  • Become familiar with AgLearn
  • Search for courses by title or by course ID
  • Use the catalog to browse for courses
  • Launch a course and complete a course

27
Awareness Communication
  • Emails
  • Association Outreach
  • AgLearn Welcome Pages
  • Pop-Up Resource Reminders
  • USDA Training Community Outreach
  • Briefings to local USDA training coordinators
  • Newsletter to USDA training and AgLearn community
  • Semi-annual Strategic Conference for training and
    Aglearn community

28
FY08 Online Survey Results
  • 1 Responses for importance to job were nearly
    equally split between Essential (8,158
    responses) and Very Useful (8,403 responses)

29
  • Questions and Answers

30
Thank You!
Visit us at www.aglearn.usda.gov and see how
Learning Just Got Easier!
Stan Gray Stanley.Gray_at_usda.gov
Kathy Fallow Kathleen.Fallow_at_usda.gov
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